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Fresh Broad Bean & Feta Cheese Salad

By | May 8th, 2017|Recipe of the Month|

Ingredients 250g couscous 250g fresh kitchen garden broad beans 150g fresh kitchen garden spinach leaves Large handful of fresh mint 80g black olives 200g pack good quality feta cheese Method Prepare couscous, according to [...]

Mad Dogs and English Women!!

By | May 5th, 2017|Sweeps Adventures|

Long gone has the winter although April did bring us a few flurries of snow, usual unpredictable West Coast weather, Hello Spring! May Day arrived and to our surprise so did the sun. [...]

Kitchen Garden Spring Update 28th April 2017

By | May 5th, 2017|Garden|

It has been sometime since my last blog on the developments in the Kitchen Garden. It has been a really busy but rewarding winter and even with the brief snow showers at the back end [...]

Hydro Power

By | May 1st, 2017|Local News|

The Turn of the Screw’...not the renowned Henry James novel, but the story of our magnificent Archimedean screw...the new source of hydro power at Ardtornish Estate. So apart from producing a mesmerising water motion just [...]

February 2017 Newsletter

By | April 3rd, 2017|Latest Newsletters|

Estate What a busy start to 2017!  The main focus of the works team has been to install the new biomass heating main for the yard buildings.  The pipes from the boiler house (under construction [...]

Teething Problems & Winter Wonder

By | January 27th, 2017|Sweeps Adventures|

Much to my dismay, my owners and I are learning the pitfalls of the youngest member of our Clan gaining his adult teeth. Yes, you have guessed it, Bracken is teething! Now don’t get me [...]

New Year Miracle

By | January 19th, 2017|Local News|

The McLeod family complete with Tiga a friendly 11 year old ginger Tom Cat and Tara an aging black Labrador set off on a 400 mile journey from Doncaster to Ardtornish Estate for their first, [...]

Fruit Tree Planting & Maintenance

By | November 21st, 2016|Garden|

One of the key jobs this month is rescuing and replacing some of the soft fruit that I inherited in the garden. The raspberries, which are currently sitting in an impossibly weedy and mold ridden [...]

A new hound on the block…

By | November 9th, 2016|Sweeps Adventures|

The world as I know it has just ended…….Early November my owners welcomed Bracken, an 8 week old Clumber Spaniel puppy. The soft fur, those floppy ears, that quizzical look that draws an "awww" from [...]

Morvern Community Woodlands News

By | October 24th, 2016|Local News|

Morvern Community Woodlands (MCW) has gone from strength to strength since the community purchased Achnaha Wood eighteen months ago. The sheer number of voluntary hours put in is quite amazing. MCW leads forest activities in [...]